Mirror and sconces

rosemintJune 15, 2014

I'm still trying to decide on minor improvements to a mid-century pink bathroom. I want to keep the style traditional.The sink is a vintage console style, 24" wide.

I'm trying to decide on lighting to go with a 24 x 36 oval-shaped mirror. I've narrowed it down to the ones in the images.I prefer something I can return for free to a local store if necessary.

Do any of you have a preference for one or two of them?The mock-ups are not to scale!

I'll appreciate any feedback.

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Annie Deighnaugh

#2 at least from the mock up.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 9:25PM
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tibbrix

For pink mid-century? #3.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 9:46PM
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oaktonmom

1 and 3, 2 and 4 are the same, the only difference being whether you want the lights facing up or down. Do you have a preference?

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 9:50PM
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rosemint

Sorry, I should have mentioned that some of them are the same, only up or down. I've read that down is better for lighting -- is that right?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 12:51AM
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edeevee

I grew up during that time and I remember more bathrooms with sconces more like 5 & 6 in my new-ish (at the time) subdivision. But I also remember that those lights seemed mainly for show or for fancy night lights. They didn't really throw out that much light. Most of the bathrooms also had utilitarian ceiling fixtures or a light bar built into the top of a medicine cabinet -- so not sure how authentic you want to be? All of the sconces look lovely by the way.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 7:23AM
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may_flowers

I think #2 is a little more feminine for your pink bathroom. I like them facing up.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 9:46AM
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beverlyfla

Why not embrace the mid-century modern style?

All of these items are from Lowes.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 10:32AM
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rosemint

Thanks, everyone.

Edeevee, I don't need to be completely authentic -- I'm removing several vintage features (a wall heater and built-in medicine cabinets) -- I just didn't want a light that looked super contemporary. And I do have a ceiling light that I'm relying on now, so the sconces are mainly for decoration.

beverly 27, Wow. Those would really require me to change my thinking! It's an interesting idea.

I appreciate all your opinions...I wish there were
a tie-breaker! :)

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 7:08PM
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busybee3

i probably would choose #3...

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 7:10AM
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rosemint

Thanks, busybee! I'm going to start a new thread
and will include your choice in the new pic.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 8:22PM
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may_flowers

A pic of the vanity would help.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 9:33PM
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juddgirl2

IME down is better for lighting and cleaning purposes.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 10:37PM
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rosemint

Mayflowers,

It's just a vintage console sink. Here: (ignore the wallpaper coming off)

And juddgirl2, thank you.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 3:50AM
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